Are you curious to why you still have back pain?
Chronic pain can influence so many different aspects of your life. From limiting the activities you participate in, to demanding constant medical attention, to simply affecting your mood on a negative way.
Pain takes a toll in many ways that only those who suffer from it can truly understand.
Coping with chronic pain is a challenge that must be faced in several different ways all at once. First of all, most of us are in a hurry to stop (or at least limit) the pain. Secondly, in the meantime, it is also important to learn how to adapt to the pain that does continue to affect you. By making changes in your habits and your lifestyle, you can likely limit pain while maximizing your ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Thirdly and most importantly, it is absolutely crucial to identify the root cause of your pain so that you can be treated.
If you are experiencing any type of chronic pain and are still unsure of the cause behind it, you owe it to yourself to get educated and to seek the help you need.
Suffering from back pain in particular?
Let’s take a quick look at three of the most common causes of chronic back pain that could be behind your troubles.
1. Unresolved Injuries.
A surprisingly large number of people go through their lives with unresolved injuries. Perhaps you didn’t see a doctor upon injuring yourself because it didn’t seem that bad in the moment, perhaps a doctor failed to diagnose a past injury properly, or perhaps a past injury has been treated successfully but continues to cause nagging pain from time to time.
Whatever the case may be, there are only few things you can do to resolve the issue. (And the best approach is probably doing them all.)
Option one: visit a doctor to get a second opinion on your pain.
Option two: work on living a healthier lifestyle with better nutrition, better sleep, more exercise, etc.
Option three: see a pain relief specialist, such as a medical massage therapist or an acupuncturist. An alternative practitioner that specializes in pain relief.
Everyone has experienced constipation at some point or another — and, as long as this doesn’t last more than a week and/or occur on a regular basis, there’s not too much to be worried about. However, chronic constipation can trigger a number of other harmful health conditions, including back pain. Though it may sound odd, the inflammation caused by constipation, in addition to the strain that constipated people frequently place on themselves when attempting to use the bathroom, can lead to significant lower back pain.
Improving your diet, staying hydrated, and considering massage therapy are some suggestions of potentially relieving chronic constipation.
Self-abdominal massage video coming soon.
For more suggestions on constipation check out https://laststop4pain.com/back-pain-7-tips-living-without-it
3. Internal Organ Dysfunction.
There is a long list of organs that can cause back pain when they are not working properly — the appendix, the kidneys, the bladder, the liver, and the ovaries, for starters.
Throughout the years I’ve had patients come to the office with lower back pain only to find out that they had kidney stones.
This underscores the point that people with unidentified pain should always seek treatment: you never know what your body might be trying to tell you with the pain you are experiencing.